Best Yi Seong Gye Talent Tree Builds And Pairs

Yi Seong-Gye is old Rise of Kingdoms commander but still one of the best. If you can invest all you have in him. You must have him. Yi Seong-Gye is a commander that you can use in defending, rally, filed fighting and AOO barbarian killing.


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Taejo of Joseon, born Yi Seong-Gye, was the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. Yi Seong-Gye joined the Goryeo army and gained power and respect during the late 1370s and early 1380s by pushing Mongol remnants off the peninsula and also by repelling well-organized Japanese pirates in a serios of successful engagements. He declared a new dynasty in 1392-1393 under the name of Joseon, thereby reviving and older state, also known as Joseon, that was, legendarily, established nearly three thousand years previously and renamed the county the “Kingdom of Great Joseon”. Yi Seong-Gye abdicated in 1308 during the strife between his son and died on May 23, 1408 I Changdeok Palace

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Yi Seong-Gye Guide

Yi Seong-Gye is a commander that all Rise of Kingdoms players must-have. He is pure s+ tier. You can use Yi Seong-Gye in every part of Rise of Kingdoms.  That is not all, Yi Seong-Gye is a commander that can be almost paired with any commander.

First skill plus expertise- for me the best skill in the game. You do not need to think or move to hit 5 targets because it is a circular area. Now damage factor is 1700 not to target that you are attacking but to all 5 troops in range of skill. Simple to good.

Secondary skill- normal attack has a 10% chance to grant 100 rage points and 100% bonus attack damage for 3 seconds.

Third skill – a good bonus for defending cities.

Fourth skill- Increase active skill damage by 50%. Yi Seong-Gye has good nuke with only first skill but when you have 50% more damage to active damage that is beautiful. You will cry of happiness when you see that damage.

Rally– Yi Seong-Gye is a great commander for a rally. Insane amount of nuke and he is anti swarm commander because of his expertise. While you are attacking the city or flag any troops that attack you or they are near rally will receive skill damaged too.
Field combat- Now Yi Seong-Gye is a commander that you must bring in big fights because of great AOE nuke. The only problem that you fill face is that your troops will die fast. People know how much damage Yi Seong-Gye is able to produce in a short time. All focus will be on you. You can try to hide Yi Seong-Gye as a secondary commander with Richard

AOE Barbarian pulling- Because of circular skill damage you will be able to pull barbarians will no problem. It will be so easy and you will save so many action points. 

Yi Seong-Gye Pairings

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You can pair him with almost any commander. Best pairings for YSG are:

insane duo for a rally. They will do a huge amount of damage and Edward will provide some survivability.

great pair for YSG if you do not have Edward.

this duo is great for field battles where you will get focused a lot. Richard will tank and heal while YSG is doing damage. When you pair him like this it harder for players in a big fight to see that you have YSG as a secondary commander with Richard

if you do not have any commander from the top then go with Hermann. Hermann is the best epic archer commander in the game.

well this can work for big field battles where your main focus is to hit a lot of targets at the same time. Sun Tzu will produce rage too so your skills will be able to cast very fast.

Yi Seong-Gye Skills

skill-icon_5Rain of Arrows

Rage Requirement: 1000

Active Skill
Deals direct damage to the enemy in a fan-shaped area. Can damage at most 5 targets

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Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400

skill-icon_6Art of Archery

Passive Skill
Troops’ normal attacks have a 10% chance to grant additional rage and increase the attack of archer units for the next 3 seconds.

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Rage Restored: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 100
Archer Attack Bonus: 50% / 60 % / 70% / 80% / 100%

skill-icon_7Joseon Dynasty

Passive Skill
Increases the attack of the garrison and watchtower when this commander is serving as garrison commander.

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Garrison/Watchtower Attack Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%


Passive Skill
Increases active skill damage.

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Skill Damage Bonus: 20% / 25% / 30% / 40% / 50%

skill-icon_9Arrow Storm

Deals direct damage (Damage Factor 1700) to the enemy in a circular area. Can damage at most 5 targets.